Joseph Kony. I guess many of you know who he is, and many don't. I've only heard from him a few days ago, and now almost everything I think about is him.
My first question is: Why? Why does he do it? What's his reason? Why does he abduct thousands of children (and has been doing it for the past 20 years)? Why does he use the girls as sex slaves, the boys as children soldiers. Many of them have been crippled, their faces full of scars that will always be there. Remembered.
I can't... No words. How someone can do something this cruel. It's unbelievable.
Well, this is Kony. Joseph Kony.
Joseph Kony is an Ugandan guerilla group leader, head of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). While initially enjoying strong public report, the LRA turned brutally on its own supporters, supposedly to 'purify' the Acholi people and turn Uganda into a theocracy ruled by the Ten Commandments.
The LRA is a millitant group, with an extreme religious ideology that is a syncretic mix of mysticism, Acholism and Christianity, known for the atrocities it commits against civilians, including murder, mutilations, rape, and in some accounts even cannibalism.
Directed by Kony, the LRA has earned a reputation for its actions against the people of several countries, including northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, South Sudan, and Sudan. It has abducted and forced an estimated 66,000 children to fight for them, and has forced the internal displacement of over two milion people since its rebellion began in 1986.
And here's more information about him:
Then, you have the video. KONY 2012. It is put up by the group 'Invisible Children Inc.'. The idea is to make him famous, to make people notice what he has done to all these children, the problems he has caused. But almost nobody knows him. That's why they made a video - KONY 2012. All we have to do, is share that video as much as possible. Here's the video.
So, I hope many of you know now how bad Joseph Kony is. Please watch the whole video, and see what it says. Please.